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April 14, 2015 | Missile Defense News

A Full Year of Milestones for Raytheon’s Air & Missile Defense Radar

PR Newswire: TEWKSBURY, Mass., April 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — In its first year, Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has met all critical milestones in the development of the U.S. Navy’s AN/SPY-6(V) integrated Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR). Since work officially began in January 2014, the Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD) phase of the program –… read more

April 14, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Russia to deliver S-300 missiles to Iran as sign of ‘good will’ over nuclear talks

Christian Science Monitor: Russia informed Iran Monday it would soon make good on the long-overdue delivery of a sophisticated air defense system, a sign that Tehran is already reaping the benefits of international negotiations over its nuclear program. For Iran, the lifting of international sanctions is central to the high-stakes diplomatic standoff over curbing its… read more

April 14, 2015 | Missile Defense News

BMD mission demands outstrip fleet’s capabilities

Navy Times: Missile defense ships are in short supply. Navy officials say the fleet of BMD-capable cruisers and destroyers is far outstripped by unprecedented demand for these shooters. The Pentagon’s “unsustainable” BMD strategy lacks the clarity to accomplish the growing mission, needed to counter threats from nuclear-armed countries like Iran and North Korea, they argue.… read more

April 14, 2015 | Missile Defense News

NavWeek: Ballistic Bombast

Aviation Week: China may be able to take out an American aircraft carrier with its feared DF-21 antiship ballistic missile (ASBM) without even taking a shot. For years the U.S. Navy has been warning of the potential of the DF-21 to strike a carrier as part of the justification for updating the systems and networks… read more

April 13, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Lockheed Steps Up Marketing of Naval Missile Defense System

National Defense Magazine: Facing a slowdown in U.S. Navy orders, Lockheed Martin Corp. is eyeing opportunities in the international market for the Aegis air-defense antimissile system. Aegis uses an array of ship-based computers and radar to track and guide interceptor missiles to destroy enemy targets. It has been sold to five navies outside the United… read more

April 10, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Turner says U.S. should focus more on Iran missile threat

Columbus Dispatch: Rep. Mike Turner, who spent part of last week in Israel, said even as the U.S. works to prevent Iran from developing a nuclear bomb, it is failing to work sufficiently to protect from that country’s missile program. The Dayton Republican, a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, led a bipartisan… read more

April 9, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Australia, US in missile defence talks

SBS: Australia has been identified by the US as one of its key allies in enhancing missile defence around the globe. In a speech in Washington DC, Frank A. Rose, the State Department’s assistant secretary for arms control, verification and compliance, discussed missile defence systems and plans in Europe, Turkey, Romania, Poland, the Middle-East, Japan… read more

April 9, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Enhancing Regional Missile Defense Cooperation

Department of State: Frank A. Rose, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance Thank you for that kind introduction, and thanks for having me here today. By way of introduction, while I am the Assistant Secretary for Arms Control, Verification and Compliance, my work at the State Department is focused on enhancing strategic stability around… read more

April 8, 2015 | Missile Defense News

MDA Official Says US Missile Defense Program Unaltered by Iranian Deal

Sputnik News: WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The Iranian nuclear framework agreement will not alter the course of the United States’ plans for ballistic missile defense, US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) Deputy Director Kenneth Todorov told Sputnik on Tuesday. “For MDA, I don’t think it changes a thing,” Todorov said of the framework agreement reached between the P5+1 group of nations and Iran to set… read more

April 8, 2015 | Missile Defense News

SOS: U.S. Missile Defense

Gatestone Institute: Peter Huessy Congress is now wrestling with the extent to which the U.S. should fix, modernize and expand its missile defenses, including better protecting the American homeland as well as its forces and allies in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. In particular, this effort would include, but not be limited to: (a)… read more

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